Super League  Monday 21st April 2014  The Mend-A-Hose Jungle  Att: 6,853

Squad

Tansey, Shenton, Webster, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Gibson, Owen, Channing, Clare, Fleming.

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Currie, England, B. Evans, R. Evans, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, O'Brien, Penny, Ratchford, Riley, Russell, Waterhouse.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Michael Shenton

Richard Owen

Jamie Ellis

James Clare

Michael Shenton

Michael Shenton

James Clare

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Michael Monaghan

GOAL SCORERS:

Stefan Ratchford

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Castleford Tigers proved nigh-on unstoppable as they crushed a shell-shocked Warrington Wolves 40-6 to move up to second in First Utility Super League.

The Tigers have been the surprise packages this season and they proved their place in the upper reaches of the table was no fluke as a much-changed side brushed past last season's Grand Final runners-up Warrington for their eighth win of the season - just one fewer than they managed in the entirety of last term.

Michael Shenton scored a hat-trick of tries, James Clare added two, while there were further scores for Jamie Ellis and Richard Owen, with Marc Sneyd adding the extras to six of his seven conversion attempts.

Warrington, whose only score came through Michael Monaghan's converted try, have now lost five of their opening 10 matches and appeared to wilt as the match wore on with Castleford seeming much fresher as they completed an Easter weekend double.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell was less than impressed despite his side beating local rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on Good Friday, and was vindicated by making a number of changes.

Nine-try top-scorer Justin Carney was among eight players rested, while the entire forward pack was changed, although Cas did have strong options off the bench.

By contrast, Warrington made just one change from the side that beat Widnes Vikings, with Kevin Penny coming in for Chris Bridge to make his first appearance in Super League since 2009.

The winger almost made an immediate impression when he found himself clear on the left but he was magnificently hauled into touch by Owen.

Cas grew into the game thereafter and, after an opening of few clear-cut chances, took the lead.

After Stefan Ratchford was penalised for holding, the home side came rushing forward and were duly rewarded when Clare touched down from Shenton's offload.

They seemed intent on increasing their lead but were hit with a sucker-punch when Monaghan charged down a loose kick from Sneyd to score.

However, the Tigers responded magnificently and two converted tries from Shenton gave them an 18-6 lead.

He reacted quickly to outpace Rhys Evans and get the final touch to Sneyd's delicate grubber before bundling his way over after Frankie Mariano had initially pierced the Warrington defence.

The Wolves were once again exposed on the right as Cas extended their lead on the resumption. The move started when Jordan Tansey carried the ball 60 metres after Warrington centre Evans had knocked on, with the visitors unable to regroup as Clare crashed over.

Any hope of a comeback seemed lost when Ellis exchanged passes with Weller Hauraki before touching down as Cas extended their lead to 22 points.

Still, they kept coming forward and took advantage of some limp defending from Warrington at the end, with Owen diving over before Shenton completed his hat-trick after bursting through a gap to complete a memorable win.

Match Action

  • 73m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 73m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 61m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Castleford

  • 61m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 54m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 54m
    try

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 51m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford

  • 40m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 39m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 37m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 37m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Scott Wheeldon

    Castleford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Weller Hauraki

    Castleford

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Andy Lynch

    Castleford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 23m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 22m
    try

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Anthony England

    Warrington

  • 14m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 14m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford